Danny McBride’s film career hasn’t quite hit the heights that many expected it to, but he’s had huge amounts of deserved kudos for the series Eastbound & Down, which will finish its three season run on US TV this weekend. That’ll give him time to concentrate on his movie career, and he’s now joining forces with producer Todd Phillips for a remake of the Danish comedy Clown.
The Eastbound & Down actor will write, produce, and star in the movie. The original Scandinavian movie spawned from a TV series, and follows Casper and Frank who are planning a party-heavy vacation. Their plans are thrown asunder when Frank has to take his girlfriend’s 11-year-old son with them on the trip. He’s supposed to be proving he’s a good father, but continues to party even with the young boy in tow.
The Hangover helmer Todd Phillips is only attached to produce at this point, and is not set to direct. Danny McBride will start writing the script immediately, but it isn’t know when it might shoot. (Source: Deadline)